Gov’t holds interagency meeting to follow up on Moon’s summit agreements

SEOUL, The government held the first meeting Friday of an interagency task force established to follow up on agreements that President Moon Jae-in reached at summit meetings with foreign leaders, officials said.

Senior officials from 24 ministries and agencies attended the meeting and discussed ways to follow up on the agreements that Moon reached during his trips to Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates last month, the Office for Government Policy Coordination said.

Officials identified 62 projects to pursue in six categories: increasing bilateral exchanges, implementing memorandums of understanding (MOUs), bilateral cooperation projects, development assistance, bilateral issues and multilateral issues.

They include signing a social security agreement with Vietnam, under which about 13,000 South Koreans currently in Vietnam will be exempt from Vietnam's new mandatory social welfare program, and increasing nuclear and energy cooperation with the UAE.

The government plans to hold a meeting of the task force on a regular basis in an effort to carry out summit agreements in a more efficient manner so as to maximize the country's national interests, officials said.

The next meeting will focus on agreements reached during Moon's overseas trips last year, they said.

Source: Yonhap News Agency